WHERE TO STAY ON NUSA LEMBONGAN: A HELPFUL GUIDE
Nusa Lembongan is located on the Southeast of Bali. It is one of Bali’s most popular attractions with its white sand beaches and limestone cliffs. It is a picturesque destination for visitors because of its turquoise waters and long-stretched shores. You can also choose from a wide range of accommodations on this island. In this blog post, I am going to help you decide which the best places to stay are located depending on what activities and kind of vacation you can think of.
There are a lot of things to consider so that you can get the most of your stay on Nusa Lembongan. For instance, there are two main beach areas that have traditionally attracted visitors such as Jungut Batu and Mushroom Bay. These are also the areas where you may not need a scooter for your entire stay as there are nearby restaurants to choose from. However, the most popular place to go for visitors nowadays is Sandy Bay, where you can find great restaurants and superb accommodations. I hope this blog will help you choose the best picks for your accommodation.
If you are wondering about all the things you can do on Nusa Lembongan, you can check out my complete guide to the island here.
COMPARISON TABLE WHERE TO STAY ON NUSA LEMBONGAN
|NUSA LEMBONGAN ISLAND ACCOMMODATION|
|Sanghyang Bay Villas||$120||9.4||Villa|
|The Tamarind Resort||$230||9.2||Resort|
|Lembongan Sanctuary Villas||$134||9.2||Villa|
|Water Blow Huts (Cute)||$73||9.4||Holiday Park|
|Royal Retreat Villa’s Lembongan (Insta)||$76||9.5||B&B|
|The Niti Hut’s (Location is great)||$63||9.5||Holiday Park|
|Devadav Hostel (Bunk Bed)||$13||9.6||Hostel|
|Pange Hostel Lembongan||$13||9.3||Hostel|
|TOP 3 ACCOMMODATION NUSA CENINGAN ISLAND|
|Svaha Private Villas Ceningan||$53||9.4||Villa|
|Nusa Veranda Sunset Villas & Restaurant||$57||9.7||Hotel|
|The Puncak Sunset Ceningan Villas||$69||9.6||Villa|
LUXURY HOTELS ON NUSA LEMBONGAN
Nusa Lembongan is also home to sandy beaches, excellent coastlines, and its beauty and culture are undoubtedly one of its kind. And while all of this can be seen easily on your next vacation, the best way to experience it all at once is by staying at one of the best luxury resorts. Oozing elegance and comfort, these resorts are the utmost places to rejuvenate and catch a true glimpse of the Balinese life. So, I have listed three to high-end resorts to make sure that you will get the most comfortable stay during your next holiday!
Sanghyang Bay Villas: Set in the Mushroom Bay district, you can swim all you want with its huge outdoor pool! For me, this resort is a good fit for couples who want to have a comfortable stay as each room comes with a balcony which overlooks the sea. You can engage in various activities such as snorkeling and cycling, so it’s also a good chance for you to meet new friends. The location is great because it’s just 700 meters away from Sandy Bay Beach Club. The staff can help you arrange the boat transfers and scooter drivers, which can be pretty awesome! It’s definitely one of the top-rated resorts on the island.
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The Tamarind Resort- Nusa Lembongan: This classy resort provides everything there is to offer with a massive outdoor swimming pool. If you’re looking for an epic place to chill while listening to the refreshing sound of the ocean, this place is definitely for you. It was a paradise hideaway with an awesome restaurant, gym, several infinity pools, and sunset views. What impresses me is the hospitality of the staff. The more it makes you feel comfortable. This high-end resort must be a tick on your list! You’ll surely get the best time here!
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Lembongan Sanctuary Villas: This luxury resort is undoubtedly one of the best! It prides itself with its cozy villas with private pools overlooking the sea and the famous Mt. Agung, perfect for sight-seeing, especially with your loved one. Arrangement for massage service is a plus! Worry nothing on your belongings as there are luggage storage and safety boxes available. Every villa has a stylish interior decoration. If you are quite picky with food, you can cook freely with the well-equipped kitchen with a dining area in each villa. Babysitting services are provided which make it one of the favorites for family.
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MID-RANGE (VALUE) HOTELS ON NUSA LEMBONGAN
Traveling with a light wallet is not a problem. You can drive straight to Mushroom Bay or Sandy Bay for the best value accommodations you can ever imagine. Check out unlimited beaches in private villas and hike through the shores. This is highly recommended for all types of travelers, with most of the properties having mountain and sea views. Staying here guarantees value for your money.
Water Blow Huts (Value): Located 600 meters away from Sandy Bay Beach Club, it offers a beachfront holiday with full relaxation and comfort with its traditional-style accommodation. If you want a little privacy, this is your perfect haven wherein you can get a chance of witnessing stunning sunrise and sunset views. You’ll get more from your money here. Couples, in particular, love this place for its romantic sight. Definitely one of the favorites!
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Royal Retreat Villas Lembongan (Insta-worthy): This bed and breakfast has gardens and villas which makes it insta-worthy. It offers both an indoor and outdoor pool with a panoramic view around. Here you’ll get a chance to meet new friends and have a little chit-chat on its shared lounge where guests can hang out and chill! Sandy Bay and Devil’s Tear are accessible from the area so it’s definitely in the best location. The beautiful setting of the place matched with the amazing views makes it picture-perfect. Guests have constantly rated this excellent!
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The Niti Hut’s (Value): Set in Mushroom Bay and just 400 meters away from Devil’s Tear, this holiday park provides a large outdoor pool. It has a garden wherein guests can enjoy the scents of flowers nearby. If you want other cuisines, there is also a restaurant serving Indonesian and International cuisine. This place is perfect to relax after a long day of island adventure. They offer complimentary airport shuttle bus service. This is one of the highly-recommended accommodations. You can get the best moment of your life here!
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BUDGET HOSTELS ON NUSA LEMBONGAN
One of the things that backpackers or travelers consider as they sketch their next adventure is accommodation. Having a place to sleep at night is pretty important especially when you are in a foreign country and trying to save in as much as possible. Like luxurious hotels, hostels in Nusa Lembongan enrich the travel experience and it does without breaking your bank. One would think that Bali is an expensive place; however, if you are just patient enough to search high and low on best deals then surely you will find what you are looking for. I have laid here some best hostels I find worth to consider looking:
Devadav Hostel (Bunk Bed) Nusa Lembongan
If your cash is running low or simply you wouldn’t want to spend much on the unused facilities, then bunk bed in Devadav Hostel is what you might be looking for. Although you will be sharing the room with others, it would not get crowded since it is spacious. This property is also rated as one of the most convenient places to stay in Klungkung since it is only a 10-minute or less stroll to Dream and Sandy Beaches. For $13 a night in a good location, this place is dirt cheap!
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Pange Hostel Lembogan
After the long day of adventure in Mushroom Bay, Devil’s Tear, Sandy Bay Beach Club or Crystal Bay, which are near from Pange, you can surely relax and replenish your lost energy in this beautiful hostel. The rooms are large enough for 4 people and are equipped with a seating area. The wooden exterior and balcony give me a homey feeling and a pug will keep the ball rolling as it entertains me with his seemingly cute face. He’s just so cuddly and hard to miss. It was a great base for our adventures as we got stuck into all of the things to do on Nusa Lembongan.
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If you don’t want to go too far from famous tourist attractions like Blue Corner, Blue Lagoon and Mangrove Point, Titi Hostel will be an ideal place to stay. It is also situated 1.5 km from Mushroom Bay, so you won’t have to spend your precious time traveling back and forth. Although this property is small, it is well-maintained with a good view of the garden which for me is a plus factor. To be honest, I’ve never spent more than $12 a night for accommodation so this is my best pick.
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BEST ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS ON NUSA CENINGAN (Connected via a bridge)
Nusa Ceningan-the island that completes the trio of Nusa islands. It is nestled between Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan in the Southeast coast of Bali. Like the two Nusas, this small island is home to jaw-dropping scenic sites, crystal clear blue waters, and cliffs. Though the crowd concentrates on the bigger islands (Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan), this place is worth a stop. The island offers a variety of accommodations that will suit everyone’s need. From resorts with cliffside pools to white sand beaches, surfing, hammocks, and cliff jumping, you certainly would not regret spending your dime here.
Accommodations are sparsely scattered in the area, I short-listed some of the properties that for me surpass the definition of a quality stay.
Svaha Private Villas Ceningan
With only three 3-bedroom villas, this property will give what every traveler’s dream – a nice and quiet place to relax and rejuvenate. Each villa is equipped with a private plunge pool all for yourself. What makes this place great are the walkable nerve-wracking activities in blue lagoon jumping cliff where you can actually jump off the cliff and feel the seawater pressure as it embraces you. If you are strong enough, I highly encourage you to do so.
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Nusa Veranda Sunset Villas and Restaurant
The name says it all! A beautiful sunset from your veranda is what it takes to simply take your breath away. The infinity pool overlooking the ocean added the feature and the property is a romantic nest for couples and perfect for a family getaway. I cannot find a single fault about this place. Everything is just marvelous – the peaceful ambiance, good location and value for money. If you are a sunset lover, I highly recommend this accommodation!
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The Pancak Sunset Ceningan Villa
To those who want to have a laid back time and hibernation after some actions and craziness in Bali, the Pancak Sunset Ceningan Villa is a sure hideout. Some units feature terraces and/or balcony with either sea view or pool view. Let’s not forget the amazing sunset from this property, too. The outdoor pool available in all seasons with a gigantic figure will remind you that you are still on vacation.
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